Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Ducks in a row...1,2,3

I’m starting to line up all of my ducks in a row and with that comes all sorts of interesting people and invitations.

And in case you didn’t know…..To get one's ducks in a row essentially means to ensure that all of the small details or elements are accounted for and in their proper positions before embarking on a new project.
So it’s a perfect description really, of what I’m hoping to establish long term.
  • I’ve established my profile on LinkedIn – which unbeknownst to me is also obviously a hunting ground for would-be recruiters and salespeople. (It still needs some tweaking, but it’s up there at least)
  • I’m reaching and stretching (the old fear muscles) and submitting a few 'words' here and there. In doing this I'm exploring my many different writing options and choices.
  • I’ve researched some web hosting platforms and providers with the aim of establishing my own website and encountered more salespeople.
  • I signed up for my free trial issue of an SA based business magazine via an Adelaide based networking website. Buyer beware – because I received the phone call from the sales hat wearing person, not because my name is instantly recognisable (I can only wish that my name made people jump that fast) no it’s because of the clout that my employers’ name carries.
  • I’m writing madly, every day. At work (for work), at home (for me). Ideas are tumbling over themselves in my mind. The drive home means I have to resist the urge to write notes as my mind races with thoughts and concepts and plans. I think I need one of those voice recording thingy-ma-bobbies. (now there’s a highly descriptive technical term)
  • I’m commenting on a range of blogs / websites (aside from my favourites) and starting to build relationships with like minded people.
I read these statements on Jeff’s blog today which also reinforced why I’m doing the things that I’m doing.

When you practice something long enough, you become it.

The more you do something, the better you get.
The better you get, the more you become.

So what are you focused on ‘becoming’? What are you doing to help the process?

Cheers, Fi
The belief in a thing makes it happen ~ Frank Lloyd Wright


  1. I'm so excited for you and love to read about you working toward your goal! Keep up the hard work. I believe in you.

    1. Thank you Karen and right back at you - the hard work will pay off and you will get the job you deserve. Believe in yourself because I believe in you. We have a fantastic mutual admiration and belief society going on here :-)

    2. That's my favorite part about blogging, Fi. We started out as complete strangers, and have grown into sources of encouragement and admiration. I couldn't think of a better "benefit" to blogging!

    3. I agree, and we obviously sit out our computers on opposite sides of the world at the same time, although I'm imagining it's early morning where you are as compared to late night where I am

    4. Yes, I imagine the time difference is just as you describe. I'm usually up around 4:30 in the morning, but we're in bed around 9 PM.

  2. I remember reading those words from Jeff as well - it's a great reminder!
    Right now, my focus is on 2 things, but I don't focus on both at once.. that never works for me. One is improving my writing and finishing my book and two is creating artwork for children - something I've done casually for 3 years, but hope to go from casual to serious in the upcoming year.

    1. I think that's where I'm going Denise, in terms of the casual to serious path. I have the book written (fiction mind you) now I need to do something with it and I'm putting more focus on non fiction and where I want to direct my attentions. Good luck!

  3. I am so excited to share in your new journey. Make sure to keep us updated on how things progress good, bad or indifferent. We are here to support you in any way that is needed. I put this on my facebook status a few days ago about change, which we both talk about often..."It is not the strongest of the species that survive, nor the most intelligent, but the one most responsive to change."~Charles Darwin I can see changes are in the air for you, your writing, your blog. I can't wait! Go get'em!

    1. We're all on a journey Jenn and you've been with me for most of mine, spurring me on. Of course I'll share the good, the bad, the ugly. Practice makes perfect after all


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